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Coolness Factor!!!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Greg8098, Jan 8, 2007.

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Which would be the coolest to own?

  1. Desert Eagle ( .44 Magnum stainless )

    100 vote(s)
    50.5%
  2. Ruger Alaskan ( .454 Casull stainless )

    98 vote(s)
    49.5%
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  1. Greg8098

    Greg8098 Member

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    I'm planning on getting either a .44 Magnum Desert Eagle in stainless steel, or a .454 Ruger Alaskan in stainless, just for the coolness factor. I like the unique design of each one of these, but I will only be able to afford one. If you guys were only given these two options which would you choose. No need for Revolver vs. Semi-auto rhetoric, just provide the most unbiased decision possible.
     
  2. AJD

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    The Desert Eagle you are thinking of is either chrome or nickel as Magnum Research doesn't offer a stainless steel Desert Eagle(At least I've never seen one).

    Coolness factor def. goes to the Desert Eagle.
     
  3. Fn-P9

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    Coolness goes to desert eagle
    Although the Ruger kicks @$$ they are common enough (relatively)
     
  4. thirty-thirty

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    If you had coolness in your left hand and a medium sized morsel of bovine excrement in your right hand, which would be the heaviest?


    I gave up doing anything to be cool several decades ago.
     
  5. ugaarguy

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    I like the Alaskan. It's a 454 Casull Snubby. Plus it's cool to me that you can step down to 45 Colt and have fun shooting those in it too.
     
  6. Quickdraw Limpsalot

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    I scratched my head on this one until I remembered that Hollywood defines what's cool, not logical thought and practicality. How silly of me.
     
  7. steelhead

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    I don't think one is really anymore "cool" than the other. However, those that have Deagles usually have a very characteristic and "special" look about them.

    I'd vote for the Alaskan but I'm closer to 40 than 30 so that may help in you deciding which is cooler:D .
     
  8. Shootcraps

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    The Eagle wins. I had one in polished hard chrome and it WAS the shiznet. At the range, the men wanted to shoot it, and the women wanted to make love to me.
     
  9. AJD

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    If you don't understand the appeal of a Desert Eagle...then you never will.

    I have a bright blue S&W 29-2, a royal blue Colt Python, a high polished carbona/color case hardened USFA SAA, a Colt Gold Cup Trophy and several other classic, reliable and functional handguns. Its not about knowing what's "practical".

    The Desert Eagle fills its own niche and is cool as hell. If you think the Desert Eagle is waste of metal then you probably have a bottle of Geritol in your medicine cabinet and think the only people who would like a Desert Eagle are "ganster" wanna-be's who have played to much Counter-Strike or saw The Matrix one too many times.
     
  10. highlander 5

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    Desert Eagle BUT in Titanium Nitride that's cool
     
  11. wooderson

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    Didn't get the aesthetic appeal of the DE in the first place, understood it even less after shooting a friend's (.50).
     
  12. MrDig

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    Wow actually thinking about what's cooler? Make sure you get a holster to match your shoes.
     
  13. HighVelocity

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    I'd go with the Ruger. It's both cool AND useful. The DE is neat to look at but it's not really any fun to shoot imho.
     
  14. 19-3Ben

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    The .44 mag. DEagle.

    A revolver shooting a revolver round is one thing. A semi-auto doing it is truly unique. You can always chamber a big round in a large framed revolver with a short barrel. Is it cool? yup. is it overwhelming, or a feat of engineering? not so much. Just a scaled up version of the "same ole'"

    It was a great technical feat however, to build a D.E., and is still pretty cool from a mechanical standpoint today. As someone who appreciates what it takes to make a gun, and recognizes the attraction to the mechanism...well, the DE wins hands down. It's much more "cool" than any overgrown snubby. And this from an unquestionable, card carrying wheelgun fan.
     
  15. Stachie

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    The revolver is hardcore and practical with regard to big game hunting; however, the Desert Eagle is much cooler for range and mirror posing applications.
     
  16. C-grunt

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    Ive never fired either, but I would say the Eagle. Every one I have seen at the range has been pretty accurate too.
     
  17. MCgunner

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    Hey, if you get a Desert Eagle for coolness, at least get the .50AE version.

    Me, I like revolvers and Rugers.
     
  18. SeanSw

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    Voted Ruger Alaskan. None of these will be cheap to shoot but at least you can have your choice of ammo for the Ruger, and not be restricted to a pet load that works reliably in the .44 Desert Eagle.

    Of course, I think the Smith Model 10 is more cool than the DE too :)
     
  19. strat81

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    As a former Counterstrike junkie, my vote is for the Deagle. :cool:
     
  20. McCall911

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    I'm too old and too poor to be cool anymore. :(

    But if I wanted to boost my coolness just a little, I would go back with the .44 Mag Desert Eagle, especially with a bright finish. (I owned a blued version some years back. Good gun but heavy.)
     
  21. almtiba

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    Desert Eagle.

    If you could find, a "Desert Condor" would be bigger and red... :p

    Regards,

    Andre Tiba - Brazil
     
  22. Zundfolge

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    Desert Eagles are SO passé :p

    Between Hollywood, video games and rap videos the DE is played out.
     
  23. salvador31c

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    i'd go with the Desert Eagle,
    but i'm still to young and poor to afford either but a fellow can dream right?
     
  24. hexidismal

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    Tough call, I opt out of voting on this one. I certainly wouldn't turn it down if someone wanted to GIVE me one of these, but neither one is anywhere near the top of my 'cool' or wish list. IMHO there are plenty of guns with a bigger cool factor.
     
  25. Seven For Sure

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    Desert Eagle in .50AE would be the coolest. I've never shot one but I'd take it over the Alaskan. I have a 3" 629 and it's pretty cool at night with light bullets.
     
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